Emily Appleton with Helene Scholsen made the semi-final in Guadaloupe
Stopped by the top seeds, who went on to win the title
Petit-Bourg, Guadaloupe – Emily Appleton & Helene Scholsen entered the ITF event in Guadaloupe and progressed to the semi-final before being defeated by the top seeds.
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Emily Appleton teamed up with Helene Scholsen and entered the ITF event in Guadaloupe. The unseeded pair drew Jessica Ho & Rasheeda McAdoo in the first round. The American pairing were tricky in the first set, and it took until the very end for the Brit/Belgian to break and take the lead.
The second set saw the Americans dominate with Appleton & Scholsen struggling to hold serve. Ho & McAdoo barely put a foot wrong and levelled up the match. In the match tiebreak that followed it was the Brit/Belgian that edged it to move into the quarter-finals 7-5, 2-6, 10-8.
In the quarter-final the Brit/Belgian were against Sarah-Rebecca Sekulic & Shelby Talcott. Appleton & Scholsen were once again pushed hard in the first set, but ultimately secured the break and the lead. In the second set the German/American pairing were unable to prevent Appleton & Scholsen breaking and moving to the semi-final 7-5, 6-3.
The semi-final saw the Brit/Belgian pair against the top seeds Quinn Gleason & Luisa Stefani. It was the non seeds that actually got off to the better start and managed to break Gleason & Stefani. Appleton & Scholsen held on to take the lead. The top seeds re-grouped in the next and broke to level the match, in the ensuing match tiebreak the seeds took the win comfortably 4-6, 6-3, 10-5.
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